Geography at Eling Infant School
At Eling Infant School, we shape our geography curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to deliver the full requirements of the National Curriculum; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum. Geographical knowledge and skills will be taught progressively and continually so that learning is embedded into our childrens’ long-term memory. We want children to develop of love of geography at our school.
At Eling Infant School, our intent is to have a high quality geography curriculum that inspires our children to want to learn about the world and its people. We will teach the children key geographical knowledge, about continents, oceans, seas and the United Kingdom. To ensure this, we will develop their geographical skills, being able to collect and analyse data, using maps and globes, analysing aerial photographs and being able to present their information in a variety of ways. This will be done progressively, building on skills in the nursery setting to the end of year 2. We want the children to enjoy being geographers, learning in the classroom and with the use of fieldwork and educational trips. Ultimately, we want children to be intrigued by the world and how it varies.
Through high standards of teaching, we will implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography will be taught every half term, focusing on the knowledge and skills set out in the National Curriculum. Geography will have the same importance as all other subjects. Skills will be taught progressively and regularly, allowing them to become embedded in the long-term memory of the children. Continual assessment will allow opportunities to re-teach and move on. Children will be given hand on experiences to develop their geographical enquiry skills, but will also be able to use fieldwork and educational visits to help build skills. Our local area has a wide variety of human and physical features, which some children have not experienced before they start school, so it is our job to make sure they do.
The impact and measure will be that our children leave year 2 with the geographical skills and knowledge needed to be ready for the KS2 curriculum. Children will enjoy becoming geographers and will leave wanting to know more about the world. The language and skills needed to be a geographer will be fully embedded.
(Reviewed by subject leader September 2019)